Celebrities With Bizarre Food Habits

It's no secret that celebrities can sometimes exhibit odd or eccentric behavior in various aspects of their lives. In some cases, that will extend to the food they eat, and how they eat it. Case in point: the Duchess of Sussex, Meghan Markle, swears by her kitchen trick of slow-boiling zucchini for several hours and then tossing the resultant "filthy, sexy mush" on top of pasta — which, she promises, is nowhere nearly as vile as it may sound.

Meanwhile, some stars have divulged the off-kilter ways in which they consume their favorite foods. Model/TV host Chrissy Teigen, for example, revealed her odd way of enjoying Doritos in an interview with Delish. "I lick off the nacho cheese seasoning and put the chips back in the bag," she explained. "You still get all the flavor, not all the carbs!"

While examples like those may appear strange to non-famous folks, it's merely the tip of the culinary iceberg when it comes to the weird, wild, and wonderfully wacky food quirks that some celebs have developed. For further proof, read on to discover even more celebrities with bizarre food habits.  

Jessica Biel brings food with her into the shower

Jessica Biel raised eyebrows back in 2016 when she shared a social media post (since deleted) detailing how she combined eating with showering. When she appeared on The Tonight Show a few months later, host Jimmy Fallon displayed a copy of the photo she shared of an empty plate next to a cup of coffee in the shower. "Yes. I eat in the shower. I admit it. Chicken apple sausage and espresso. Try it. I dare you," she wrote in the caption.

"This is just mom life," Biel explained. She welcomed a son with husband Justin Timberlake back in 2015. "I don't know if anybody else does this. I do not have time. I don't have time for anything. I'm feeding him in the morning, trying to get ready and I realize I haven't eaten, I just take it into the shower ... Sometimes it's a huge success, sometimes it's a huge failure."

As she told Fallon, "sausage works great," while a bowl of cereal could also suffice, since "if you get a little water in the milk, not a big deal." However, she didn't recommend attempting to eat a sandwich while showering.

Shailene Woodley is into eating clay

One of Shailene Woodley's favorite things to eat isn't even food. In a 2014 interview with Into the Gloss, the Big Little Lies star declared her love of eating clay, insisting it's "one of the best things you can put in your body."

Woodley was first turned onto the idea, she explained, by an African cab driver. "I've discovered that clay is great for you because your body doesn't absorb it, and it apparently provides a negative charge, so it bonds to negative isotopes," she said. "And, this is crazy: it also helps clean heavy metals out of your body."

During Woodley's 2014 appearance on The Late Show with David Letterman, curious host Letterman questioned her about the clay-eating habit. As Today recounted, Letterman asked Woodley to explain "the difference between clay and dirt." As the audience laughed, Woodley admitted, "That's a great question." She did not, it turned out, have a great answer. "Um, I think dirt is ... they're made from different matter. It's a different earth material. I'm not smart enough to answer that question." 

Kourtney Kardashian has a weird way of eating candy

Halloween trick-or-treating with Kourtney Kardashian must be a trip. That's because the Keeping Up with the Kardashians star has demonstrated her singularly unique — and undeniably bizarre — way of consuming certain candy. In 2016, she recorded a video to share her six-step process of eating a Kit Kat bar, revealing her sister Kim taught her the technique. After separating one of the bar's fingers, she then eats the chocolate from each end, followed by the chocolate from each side. Then, she pulls off the top layer and eats that, leaving the naked wafer exposed — which she then separates into layers that are eaten individually.

"This tastes so much better. Like, I would never even dream to eat a Kit Kat and just, like, bite into it," she said. "I guarantee if you do it once, you will never eat a Kit Kat any other way."

She subsequently released another video, in which she consumes a Reese's Peanut Butter Cup in much the same manner, all while discussing the popularity of the previous video with sis Khloé. "People say we have no talent," declared Kourt. "Don't underestimate the talent of Kourtney Kardashian."

The Queen of England refuses to eat bananas like a monkey

Anyone who's watched Netflix's The Crown would certainly agree that the British royals have some extremely quirky rules by which they abide. Some of these involve food, with meals often becoming elaborate, etiquette-laden production numbers.

The head of the clan, Queen Elizabeth II, has been known to have some very specific food preferences, such as her aversion to starchy food and rare meat. Her Majesty is, however, a big fan of fresh fruit, including bananas. Naturally, the manner in which the Queen eats a banana is markedly different from the way that a commoner would do it.

In his book Eating Royally, former royal chef Darren McGrady writes that the Queen eats her bananas using a knife and fork. The reason, McGrady's spokesperson confirmed to Insider, was so she wouldn't appear to be eating "like a monkey." According to McGrady (who also served as personal chef to Princess Diana), the Queen cuts off the top and bottom of the banana and then slices the skin lengthwise so it's easy to remove. She then slices up the banana into bite-sized chunks and spears them with a fork.

The weird snack food that Channing Tatum adds to his PB&Js

There's no sandwich more beloved than the humble PB&J, yet there are those who can't help themselves from tinkering with this time-tested combination of bread, peanut butter, and jelly. Elvis Presley, for example, was renowned for adding bacon to his peanut butter and then frying up the whole mess in a skillet.

Channing Tatum also put his own unique spin on the PB&J, which he revealed during a Reddit "Ask Me Anything" session. Responding to a query asking him to describe his "perfect sandwich," Tatum admitted that making the sandwich is "very complicated" and quite specific. The recipe includes white bread, peanut butter ("not crunchy, creamy"), and "grape jelly, double portion, more than you think should actually fit on a piece of white bread." The final component was "some Cheetos shoved in there, and then you're good to go."

During that same Reddit Q&A, Tatum also expressed his love of Chili's — particularly the eatery's chicken crispers. In addition, he declared his favorite flavor of ice cream to be cookie dough and his pizza preference as just pepperoni and cheese. "I'm not a very adventurous eater," he admitted.

Ed Sheeran doesn't leave home without a stash of emergency ketchup

Fans of Ed Sheeran know the British singer-songwriter loves ketchup. Like, seriously loves ketchup, so much so that one of his multiple tattoos features the logo of his preferred brand, Heinz

Sheeran's ketchup obsession is so intense that he's taken extreme measures to ensure he'll never have to endure a ketchup-free meal. A source told Page Six that Sheeran had "run out of patience with going to places that don't serve it while he's touring." As a result, the source added, "He's made it a duty of key members of his entourage to carry a bottle wherever he goes so he can have it with everything from his morning sausage butty [British slang for sandwich] to upmarket dinners."

When a poll of British kids voted him as the number one choice to lead the nation as U.K. prime minister, Sheeran posted a photo of the headline on Instagram — along with a ketchup-related promise to his future constituents. "I can't even think of a caption for this let alone run the country but I would make 5 am illegal and ketchup compulsory in all places with chips," he wrote.

Nicolas Cage only eats animals that mate in a "dignified" manner

Nicolas Cage has been seen as somewhat eccentric, known for his offbeat performances and giving bizarre interviews. Then there are his wacky shopping habits. Remember when he had a special pyramid-shaped mausoleum constructed for himself? Or how about the time he spent $276,000 to purchase a dinosaur skull that was later revealed to have been stolen from Mongolia?

Apparently, Cage's eccentricity extends to the type of food he consumes. While promoting a film in 2010, he discussed his food preferences with The Sun (as reported by The Telegraph). "I love all animals. I have a fascination with fish, birds, whales — sentient life — insects, reptiles," said Cage, who revealed that he has no problem eating some of those animals — but offered very specific criteria when he dropped a weird bombshell.

"I actually choose the way I eat according to the way animals have sex. I think fish are very dignified with sex. So are birds," he explained. "But pigs, not so much. So I don't eat pig meat or things like that. I eat fish and fowl."

Jennifer Lawrence's favorite snack sounds horrifying

Jennifer Lawrence sat down for an-camera interview for Glamour, revealing such details about herself as her favorite curse word and that her "signature scent" was red wine, which she joked "is always seeping from my pores." She was also asked to describe her "greatest food invention," and her answer was both awesome and, to be honest, a little bit frightening. 

"It's called a chili pizza sandwich," JLaw declared and then proceeded to outline how to create it. "You have a piece of pizza, you put chili in it, Southern chili, with noodles, and then another piece of pizza and then you eat it like a sandwich," she explained. Answering an obvious question that would likely spring to mind after reading that description, the Hunger Games star vehemently insisted that she invented the bizarre concoction when she "was completely sober, totally sober."

People's associate food and lifestyle editor Shay Spence replicated Lawrence's culinary creation and weighed in with a review. It was, Spence declared, "so. dang. good." In fact, he admitted, "I ate the whole thing. I am a monster."

Chelsea Peretti's method of eating cake is just wrong

Chelsea Peretti, known for her role in cop sitcom Brooklyn Nine-Nine, shared a photo via Twitter in 2018 that garnered a lot of attention. The photo depicts a large slab of chocolate cake, with the cake carved out while the frosting remained nearly perfectly intact. "This is how I eat cake," she wrote. "Not that into frosting."

Peretti later appeared on The Late Late Showwith host James Cordon confronting her about the outrage her post sparked amongst the cake-loving community. He pointed to a story that appeared in People, noting that she "polarized the internet with her cake-eating method." Corden also referenced a piece that ran on Today, asking if there was a "right way" to eat cake after "celeb tweet sparks a dessert debate."

As Peretti explained to Corden, it's not that she hates frosting; in fact, as she pointed out, a closer look at the photo indicates that she actually did chow down on a small bit of it. What she doesn't enjoy, however, is "two-inch-thick" frosting. "I don't like when it's a chunk of butter," she quipped. 

Scott Foley puts peanut butter in his scrambled eggs

Scott Foley, star of such TV series as Felicity and Scandal, grossed out the internet back in 2017 when he shared a video on Instagram in which he scooped out a great big dollop of Skippy peanut butter and smeared it all over a plate full of scrambled eggs. The reaction was immediate, with pretty much every comment registering various degrees of horrified revulsion. Foley replied to the comments in a follow-up post, marveling at the tsunami of responses that his video — which has been viewed more than 98,000 times — had generated after he posted it.

"You guys are insane — insane," Foley addressed the commenters in the second video he posted. However, he refused to admit his bizarre food combination was anything other than awesome. Even though it certainly appeared to be disgusting, the actor insisted it was actually delicious. "It's so good. Don't knock it till you try it," said Foley. "Thanks! Peanut butter eggs. Dig it."

Michael Bublé defended his wackadoodle way of eating corn on the cob

Back in 2016, the internet went nuts when paparazzi photos emerged of Canadian crooner Michael Bublé chowing down on an ear of corn during a family day at Disneyland. It wasn't the fact that he was eating corn on the cob that garnered the attention, but the weird way in which he was doing it. Rather than holding the ear horizontally and chew off the kernels, as a normal person would, he was seen inserting the entire end of the cob into his mouth. You know, in the manner one would eat an ice cream cone. Numerous folks on social media were quick to take him to task for such an inefficient — not to mention weird — way of consuming corn on the cob.

Users of Reddit, in fact, went particularly wild, using Photoshop to alter the pic with all sorts of silliness. All that online furor eventually made its way to Bublé, who responded with a tongue-in-cheek tweet.

"This is vegetable harassment!!!" he wrote jokingly. "What I do with my Cobb [sic] is nobody's business." He ended his Twitter missive with a trio of hashtags: #mesocorny, #paparazzi, and #shuckme.

Gene Simmons puts ice in his cereal

KISS bassist Gene Simmons has become as well known for his anything-for-a-buck branded band merchandise — ranging from KISS Kondoms to the still mind-boggling KISS Kasket.

Yet when it came to controversy, Simmons found himself knee-deep in it when he shared a pair of photos on Twitter in January 2020. "Anyone else put ice cubes in their cereal?" he asked in the caption to the photos, which featured a mix of Oreo O's and Frosted Mini-Wheats cereal, milk, and a few ice cubes floating in a bowl.

Simmons' frigid cereal habit earned him some hilarious wisecracks from his Twitter followers — including former baseball great Lenny Dysktra. "This is weird, even to a guy who jokes about having, when playing for the #Phillies, been putting steroids in his cereal," Dykstra tweeted. Simmons even received some social media scorn from members of his own family. Wife Shannon Tweed tweeted "No no no!" while their son Nick wrote in a since-deleted tweet (via Us Weekly)"30 years. 30 years watching him do this. This is my life."

Adrienne Bailon-Houghton puts fruit punch in tuna salad

Viewers of a 2019 video from Cheetah Girls star Adrienne Bailon-Houghton wondered if she'd experienced some kind of short-circuit with her tastebuds when they witnessed the bizarre flavor combination she declared a favorite. In the video, an episode of her YouTube series All Things Adrienne, Bailon-Houghton bragged, "I've been told that I make the most incredible tuna fish salad. Like you guys don't even understand ... My tuna fish does not taste fishy, number one, and number two, it's got mad flavor."

The secret of that flavor came, strangely enough, by pouring some pink lemonade into the mixture. "No one can tell me that doesn't taste bomb!" she insisted after explaining she invented her unique version of tuna salad while trying to come up with the perfect after-school snack. 

She then took it a step further by dunking her tuna sandwich into a glass of lemonade, then bringing out her skeptical producer to give it a try. "I promise you it's good!" Bailon-Houghton said, offering a taste. After squeamishly taking a bite, the producer had to admit that "it's really good!"

Giada De Laurentiis dips her cookies in lemonade instead of milk

If lemonade and tuna salad is an outside-the-box combination, Food Network host Giada De Laurentiis has an even more out-there way to use lemonade as a flavor enhancement. In an interview with Delish, the host of such series as Giada at Home and Giada Entertains revealed how much she enjoys dipping cookies — specifically Nilla wafers and Milanos — in lemonade.

Simply conjuring up the taste with her imagination, described Delish, De Laurentiis closed her eyes and went "yuuuum" after declaring, "You've got to try it."

During that conversation, in which De Laurentiis divulged what she ate during a typical day, she admitted she has a tendency to consume smaller portions more frequently. "I don't eat a lot of food at any point in time," she explained. "I basically snack all day long." She does, however, start her day with a substantive — if unusual — breakfast of brown rice flavored with some salt and olive oil. The latter, De Laurentiis explained, "really does help the complexion," while the rice leaves her feeling satiated yet "really light."